4.27.2011

i want to tell you

I miss it here.  I miss unloading and spitting things out.  I was going to post our old poetry this month but then I somehow lost all of the poetry?  I had it pulled out and now I don't know where I put it.  It isn't that I am out of things to say, it's more that I've gotten comfortable keeping things in my head and it felt cozy for awhile but now it is suddenly feeling crowded in my brain space.

I want to tell you about dumb things and important things and sad things and happy things.  About my new coffee table and what I have recently made out of some of the many many (way too many) vintage sheets I have in the closet and how my camera is broken and Bubble Guppies songs are stuck in my head 24/7 and how I am obsessed with the Goodwill bins (THE BINS, the outlet, oh my gosh, help me, it's like dumpster diving, you have to wear gloves) and how alternately blissful and incredibly lonely I feel.  I just don't know how to say these things because I have forgotten how to type and share and the lock has gone back on my internal diary and it feels funny to say it all out loud. I want to shake off the locked up feeling.

So help me out?

Ask me anything.

I will answer as many as I can these last few days of April.  I promise.  I will do my best.  I miss it here.

Ask me anything.

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26 comments:

  1. Okay, I'll bite. Where would you LOVE to travel?

    p.s. you take such great photos. :)

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  2. Three things you miss about pre-three-kid-life and three things you love about it? Only another mama would be so intrigued by such a question, right. :)

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  3. Ha, I also get the Bubble Guppies song stuck in my head. SO glad I'm not the only one! But also, I'm sorry you also have to listen to that. :)

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  4. I really want to think of a good thought provoking question but it's so early here and my brain is feeling a little squishy. I find what you write to be really comforting because I feel how you do sometimes, when I actually pause to think about it. Anyway, I'm going to think about a good question to ask you today....

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  5. What do you eat? What do you feed your kids? How do you put everyone down to sleep at night? Do you swap childcare with friends?

    How's that for a start?

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  6. I feel your pain. My little corner of the internet has been seriously neglected lately. I just can't scrounge up the energy to put fingers to keypad. It's been very blah over here.

    Anyway, here's my question for ya: What do you do when you just can't play anymore? When you've been asked a billion times to "help" or "play" or what have you, and you just can't. Do you pack up and go out, watch movies/cartoons, etc.?

    These last few weeks of pregnancy, I just can't move, let alone play. But holy crap...the guilt!

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  7. I miss you very much.

    If you had one family day you could plan and it was guaranteed perfect weather, no tantrums and magical naps --- what would you plan?

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  8. i want to hear about these goodwill bins! what are these bins you speak of? how does one find them?

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  9. if you could do ANYTHING (in YES a perfect world...)what would it be? (photograpy....re-sale shop for the thrift store "scores" etc..)

    and

    Tell me one or two differences in your parenting from baby #1 to baby #3 (as we all seem to change SO much in our parenting styles with each new kiddo :)

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  10. I love Jennifer's questions! Similar: what time do you go to bed? how much sleep do you get? what time do you usually wake up in the morning?

    (clearly, I love to talk about sleep)

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  11. What color should I paint my kitchen/family room? I've got tan carpets and white cabinets.

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  12. When you thought about your life 10 year ago are you where you thought you'd be?

    PS I love reading your blog! :)

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  13. Life is so back and forth and up and down and all over the place. I hope you find your comfy balance soon.
    I do have a question, one that I will probably be embarrassed I don't know the answer to. Why Swonderful / Swonderland? I love it, but have no idea where it comes from. I could probably save myself some shame and google it, but I kind of want to hear it from you:)

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  14. Did you always know you wanted more than one kid? Was it scary to lose that closeness with your first?

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  15. Will you come and clean and decorate my house while I play with your children?

    Can we bake stuff together and then sit around all afternoon munching on it?

    Do you want to watch "My So Called Life" on Netflix while my big college and high school kids entertain your little kids?

    I'll take you all over to my Goodwill & S.A. stores.

    Please give Hal some smooshie kisses for me, okay?

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  16. What drives you most crazy about your big kids?

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  17. I so, so understand. The dust is thick on my own blog.

    Lots of good questions! I would like to hear more about your family of origin - I've noticed that you have MUCH younger siblings. Dear Lord, I'm nosy, but in a nice sort of way!

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  18. I feel like we think alike so much sometimes. I finally published a ten-day-old draft today. Sometimes I feel like I live so much inside my head, and sometimes it's cozy, and sometimes it's overwhelming. So. Here's a question. Have you done Myers-Briggs testing? What's your personality type?

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  19. I often have that locked up feeling too... starting the blog was how I thought I'd break through it. Just know that we do want to hear what you have to say. You are a sweet soul

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  20. Do you think about your homebirth with Hal everyday? Did it change your perspective on all types of thing in life like it did for me?

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  21. What did you have for dinner last night?

    I adore you.

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  22. For the love of everything, WHEN ARE WE FINALLY GOING TO MEET?

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  23. Do you love your chalkboard wall or does the dust the falls from the chalk collect on your floors and baseboards and drive you nuts? I think that's why I keep hesitating on the chalkboard paint. But I love it from afar. ;)

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  24. oh. my horsey. i had that horse when i was younger and my kids still play with it.
    i secretly think that you and i are best friends ... because i could have written this post AND we both have the horse. at least in my head tonight we are.
    for a question ...
    hmmmm.
    how do you regroup yourself and manage to stay calm and wonderful (which i totally imagine you being at all times) even when your three year old that is so NOT afraid of the water refuses to go into the water at her swimming lessons ... but you are alone and holding the baby too ... and there is nothing you can do and the other mommies that are there with ONE baby at their mommy and me swimming lessons are looking at you like you are crazy cakes because you are giving your poor 3 year old ultimatums to get into the pool and your poor baby will probably never get a mommy and me swimming lesson because you are thoroughly exhausted by the end of the day?
    oh wait.
    that's just me and my life, probably.

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  25. You put into words a way that I have felt many times in this past year. Thank you for that.

    As for questions:
    1. How old are you?
    2. Do you want to have a baby #4?
    3. What do your bedtime & wakeup routines look like?
    4. What is your favorite local place to take your kids?

    P.S. I hope your camera gets fixed soon!

    stephanie@metropolitanmama.net

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